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Couple divide opinion after charging guests to attend their wedding

Lucy Devine

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Couple divide opinion after charging guests to attend their wedding

Featured Image Credit: sondem/Alamy Stock Photo/Jozef Polc/Alamy Stock Photo

A couple have divided opinion online after they decided to charge their guests to attend their wedding.

Taking to Reddit for advice, the bride explained that the couple had implemented a $10 (£8.68) entry fee - and it didn't go down too well at all.

A couple have divided opinions online after they charged their guests to attend their wedding. Credit: sondem/Alamy Stock Photo
A couple have divided opinions online after they charged their guests to attend their wedding. Credit: sondem/Alamy Stock Photo

The post read: "My fiance (23M) and I (23 F) are getting married in less than a month. We are doing a small wedding and only inviting 20 guests. We decided we wanted to have our wedding up in a canyon, but to access this canyon it costs $10. So we're having our guests Pay the $10 to enter the canyon. We put this canyon fee on our invitations.

"My sister called today as she had just received her invite in the mail and was mad about having to pay to attend a wedding.

"She called me an a**hole because I was being a cheapskate and there are thousands of canyons that wont have a fee.

"But me and my fiance already have our hearts set on this specific canyon and view. As the argument went on she started to nitpick our whole wedding plan."

The bride explained that they were having a small dinner rather than a reception. Credit: Jozef Polc/Alamy Stock Photo
The bride explained that they were having a small dinner rather than a reception. Credit: Jozef Polc/Alamy Stock Photo

The bride went on to explain the rest of their plans, which included having the guests bring their own chairs, having a small dinner rather than a full blown reception, and posting their registry on social media, despite inviting just 20 guests.

"We don't want to spend money a lot of money and so doing it outdoors is one way of doing that. We also just want our close intimate friends and families to be there so I don't know what's wrong with keeping it small," she continued.

"To those who will ask it's a canyon fee you have to pay at the base so it's not like we could just pay the park rangers in advanced and just say this should cover it. It's open to the public."

The woman had an argument with her sister on the phone. Credit: Ines Bazdar/Alamy Stock Photo
The woman had an argument with her sister on the phone. Credit: Ines Bazdar/Alamy Stock Photo

The post attracted a lot of comments, with many totally divided.

One person wrote: "Not sure which is worst. $10 entry fee, BYO-chair, or getting the registry over social media and not being invited to the wedding."

Another said: "It seems like 22 and 23 year old op don’t have the money for a wedding. Which means they should probably wait until having more secure finances to get married."

And a third added: "The Canyon is your wedding venue, ive never been to a wedding where the couple have asked me to pay admission / my percentage of the cost of their chosen venue... if you cant afford the canyon as a wedding venue pick another one."

Others said that while they would have been happy to pay the entry fee, the other elements of the day were a complete no-no.

What do you think?

Topics: Life, Wedding

Lucy Devine
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